Stamford AFC teams up with The Grainstore Brewery to launch new beer

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A football club is preparing for the new season with a range of events, including a beer launch and a meet the manager session.

Stamford AFC’s first team will begin the new season in the Evo-Stick League Premier Division this month.

To celebrate the start of the new season the club teamed up with The Grainstore Brewery in Oakham to create a Stamford AFC beer.

The ale will be launched at the brewery at 8pm on Thursday next week when fans will be able to sample the new brew.

The name, Hansons Field, was chosen by long-serving Daniels fan Brian Goodman. Hansons Field was the name of the piece of land that later became the club’s ground in Kettering Road.

Peter Atkinson of The Grainstore said: “We are delighted to be working alongside Stamford AFC at this exciting time in their history, with the launch of Hansons Field.

“We are very pleased to able to contribute to the success of the club and help build towards the future at the new stadium.

“We hope that you will enjoy the beer produced, remembering that every drop consumed will contribute to the future endeavours on and off the pitch.”

The club’s commercial manager Paul Pepper added: “We have been working closely with the brewery to enable the beer to be produced and are pleased that we can finally launch it just two days before the new season starts.

“They have become one of our major sponsors and will support us throughout the season with match day and other sponsorship deals.”

The Daniels’ first team boss David Staff will meet the fans ahead of the new season at Cafe Black in High Street from 10am until midday on Thursday next week.

“Staffy” will speak to fans and answer questions about the upcoming campaign.

And the club’s Young Daniels are taking part in the University of Cambridge’s Rickshaw Sports Project.

Players have pledged footballs, bibs and kit to the project to help youngsters work together and learn basic life skills through sport.

Club director Guy Walton said: “The club are proud to donate football equipment that will now have an educational purpose that will benefit young children in India and Nepal.”